British Artists Series: Paul Nash
Artist(s): Paul Nash
Author(s): David Boyd Haycock
Year published: 2003
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 96
Illustrations: Illustrated in colour throughout
The British Artists series is a major collection of fully illustrated guides to the lives and careers of influential British artists, from the eighteenth century onwards. As a painter, illustrator and critic, Paul Nash (1889 1946) was at the forefront of British art in the first half of the twentieth century. Inspired by William Blake, Samuel Palmer and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, he produced some of the greatest paintings of the First and Second World Wars. In the intervening years he helped introduce the British avant-garde to the thrilling potential of European modernism, experimenting with abstraction and helping to establish the Surrealist movement in Britain. In this thoughtful and comprehensive survey, David Boyd Haycock explores the full course of Nash s eventful career, his profound love of the English landscape, and the psychological forces that led him to pursue a lifelong vision of flight.